HOUSE BILL No. 4352

 

February 19, 2009, Introduced by Rep. Huckleberry and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

 

     A bill to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled

 

"Michigan vehicle code,"

 

by amending section 811e (MCL 257.811e), as amended by 2006 PA 562,

 

and by adding section 811r.

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:

 

     Sec. 811e. (1) Beginning January 1, 2007, the The secretary of

 

state may develop a fund-raising plate as provided in this section.

 

     (2) A Except as provided in subsection (7), a start-up fee of

 

$15,000.00 shall be paid for any new fund-raising plate authorized

 

under this section, which fee shall be deposited in the

 

transportation administration collection fund to be used for the

 

cost of creating, producing, and issuing fund-raising plates. If

 

the fee described in this subsection is not paid within 18 months


 

of after the effective date of the public act that authorizes the

 

development and issuance of a fund-raising plate, then the related

 

fund-raising plate shall not be created, produced, or issued. A

 

start-up fee paid under this subsection is nonrefundable.

 

     (3) Not less than 3 years after the secretary of state first

 

issues 1 of the fund-raising plates as described in subsection (1)

 

and upon payment of $2,000.00, the Michigan university or other

 

person sponsoring that fund-raising plate may redesign it as

 

approved by the secretary of state. The payment required under this

 

subsection shall be deposited in the transportation administration

 

collection fund to be used for the cost of creating, producing, and

 

issuing fund-raising plates. A payment under this subsection is

 

nonrefundable.

 

     (4) The secretary of state may develop 1 or more limited term

 

registration plates to recognize a Michigan university or an

 

accomplishment or occasion of a Michigan university.

 

     (5) The secretary of state may , at any 1 time, develop not

 

more than 8 different state sponsored fund-raising registration

 

plates as described in this section, and matching state-sponsored

 

collector plates as described in section 811g.

 

     (6) The secretary of state shall not develop or issue a fund-

 

raising plate unless a public act authorizing the fund-raising

 

plate, at a minimum, does all of the following:

 

     (a) Identifies the purpose of the fund-raising plate.

 

     (b) Creates a nonprofit fund or designates an existing

 

nonprofit fund to receive the money raised through the sale of

 

fund-raising plates and matching collector plates.


 

     (c) If a fund is created, names the person or entity

 

responsible for administering the fund.

 

     (7) For a fund-raising plate recognizing Michigan heritage

 

created under section 811r, the secretary of state shall waive the

 

start-up fees assessed under subsection (2).

 

     Sec. 811r. (1) The secretary of state shall develop under

 

section 811e and issue under section 811f a fund-raising plate

 

recognizing Michigan heritage. The secretary of state in

 

conjunction with the Michigan historical center shall design the

 

fund-raising plates authorized in this section.

 

     (2) The Michigan heritage fund is created within the state

 

treasury. The state treasurer may receive money or other assets

 

from any source for deposit into the fund. The state treasurer

 

shall direct the investment of the fund. The state treasurer shall

 

credit to the fund interest and earnings from fund investments.

 

Money in the fund at the close of the fiscal year shall remain in

 

the fund and shall not lapse to the general fund.

 

     (3) The secretary of state shall transfer the donation money

 

from the sale of fund-raising plates recognizing Michigan heritage

 

to the state treasurer, who shall credit the donation money to the

 

Michigan heritage fund established under subsection (2).

 

     (4) The state treasurer shall disburse money in the fund

 

established under subsection (2) on a quarterly basis as follows:

 

     (a) 30% to the Michigan historical museum system operations.

 

     (b) 20% for funding support for publications, archival,

 

archaeological, and nonfederal preservation programs offered by the

 

Michigan historical center.


 

     (c) 40% to local grant programs for nonstate museums and

 

historical societies based on grant criteria developed and

 

administered by the Michigan historical center.

 

     (d) 10% to administrative support for license plate

 

development and grant administration by the Michigan historical

 

center.

 

     (5) Beginning not later than February 1, 2011, the Michigan

 

historical center shall submit to the state treasurer a summary of

 

the expenditures during the preceding year of the money received

 

under this section.